Welcome to the Corfe Mullen Carnival website which we hope will give you all the information you require to maximise your enjoyment of the 2019 Carnival events.
Corfe Mullen is a Dorset hilltop village located close to the A31, 2 miles South of Wimborne and 3 miles North of Poole.
The principal objective of the Carnival is to provide the local community with the opportunity to participate in and enjoy a week of events held within the village.
The attractions are carefully selected to ensure that the Carnival provides something for all ages at an affordable price, making the event a great venue for all of the family.
Carnival 2018 was blessed with fine weather and for the first time, volunteers attempted to deliver a copy of the Carnival Programme to every household in the village in advance of Carnival Day. These factors contributed to increased Street Collections and increased Gate Receipts at the Recreation Ground. These, in turn, meant that this year we were able to donate more than £8,000 to our supported causes - some 20% more than in 2017. Sponsorship by local businesses has also increased and continues to be an important part of the formula.
At the Carnival AGM in early October 2018, it was agreed that the Accounting Year End for the Carnival should be brought forward to the end of August, so that the next AGM can be held in early September 2019, which will allow the business of the following year's Carnival to start sooner.
Nominations for organisations to be considered for our support in 2019 are welcome, but must be received by 31st October 2018. The only mandatory requirement is that the services provided by the organisation should have the potential to benefit residents of Corfe Mullen.
In response to suggestions received, we are proceeding with plans to erect an illuminated Christmas Tree at Windgreen this year (Christmas 2018). We are seeking additional funding from sponsors to support this, and it really looks as though this will actually happen!
Your nominations for organisations to be considered for our support in 2020 are welcome: applications should be received by 31st October 2019. The only mandatory requirement is that the services provided by the organisation should have the potential to benefit residents of Corfe Mullen.
I do hope that you will enjoy browsing our website and most importantly that you will join us on the 8th June 2019 to take part in and enjoy the various events detailed on the following pages.
Corfe Mullen Carnival Chairman